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Words by Ryan Grice
AUSTRALIA in a capsule, Das auto ist gefickt, Brazilian birdwatch, Don’t eat cake, and Equality for US troops?
November will see the opening of Australia’s first capsule hotel in Sydney, and the good news is it won’t be outrageously expensive. The new hotel, housed above the soon-to-be-built Century Bar will feature 72 capsules with both single and deluxe options, LED entertainment system, Wi-Fi, lights, and most importantly, a secure sliding door. The capsules will range…

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

Words by Ryan Grice
3DD is not what you think, Ed Sheeran sued for more than his absurd net worth, Why Australia is the most bad-ass country on Earth (Pt. 1), and Why Australia is the most bad-ass country on Earth (Pt.2)…
Chef Peter Callahan, whom Martha Stewart claims invented the slider, has something new on his plate: dinner fresh from a 3D printer. How would you feel about a drumstick with an edible bone? Callahan has expressed his dream of a restaurant with an entire line of cutlery, …

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

Words by Ryan Grice
AMERICA-TALK, no more Filet-O-Fish for NZ, Aussies need alco-gates, and migrating man-eating crocodiles are upon us…
2016 is a progressive time to be alive and it seems only right to be taking such radical steps forward as legally removing offensive racial terms such as ‘Negro’ and ‘Oriental’ from government vernacular. President Obama signed off on bill HR 4238 put forward by democratic house representative from New York, Grace Meng, which saw its final level of approv…

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

Words by Ryan Grice
CHILDHOODS Ruined, Mack Daddy and Papa B, Oh Russia, Oh Chechnya, New Death in America?
If you’re not prepared to lose your innocence at 8am on a Monday morning, stop reading now. In what was expected to be a relaxed fashion interview at the National Portrait Gallery in London on Thursday, former-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham dropped a bombshell: “They used to turn [my mic] off and just let the others sing. Luckily because I used to wear heels, I just used to jig about a bi…

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

Words by Ryan Grice
THE progress of humankind, it’s Doughnut Time, Big Brother Exists (And He’s Russian), 1800-SIMPSONS, and surprise sounds…
There are some discoveries throughout history, both great and terrible, that the discoverer should probably have kept to themselves, for example: Oppenheimer’s team and their isotope separating, or Britney Spears and her music. The most recent display comes in the form of The Smithsonian magazine posting an article citing the potential of global warm…

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| August 24, 2014

Words by Ryan Grice ICELAND is about to get a lot warmer, The Sims for trauma patients, Teaching aeroplanes to feel, and Double BIFF cancellations. Recent seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland has sparked fears that the volcano will erupt in the near future causing the nation to issue a red alert (the […]

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Bongs And Bull Sharks: The Tale Of A Centurion

Bongs And Bull Sharks: The Tale Of A Centurion

| August 20, 2014

Words by Anonymous THE surprisingly strong tide of the Brisbane River pulls me farther from the shoreline as I desperately gasp for air. A healthy dose of oxygen finds its way into my lungs while mouthfuls of murky brown water are unintentionally swallowed into my gut. My feet reach for the bottom of the shoreline […]

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Space Pirates Have Hijacked A Satellite

Space Pirates Have Hijacked A Satellite

| August 18, 2014

Words By Dominic Cansdale THERE are brief moments in time where underneath the distractive hubris of the 24 hour news cycle, a story emerges that is so inextricably tremendous that it makes me verbalise the phrase: “awwwww yeeeaaaaahhhh”. These moments are few a far between but this week a story has emerged out of California […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| August 16, 2014

Words by Ryan Grice MORE gun violence in the US, A very lucky baby is rescued from the Alps, Warhol’s work isn’t done, and Mars may be closer than you think. Mixed reports, due to a lack of media presence, have been hitting news sources all week after the sad death of teen in small […]

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Never Get Peer Pressured Into Eating A Spider

Never Get Peer Pressured Into Eating A Spider

| August 14, 2014

Words by Matt Huxley IT was a delicacy our tour guide said. Delicacy my ass; I am not afraid to unequivocally say that deep-fried Arachnid is one of the worst things that I’ve ever put in my mouth. And I’ve put a lot of things in my mouth. Cambodia in 2014 was a wonderful place […]

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Hackers Are Normal People, Not Bullet Dodging Ninjas

Hackers Are Normal People, Not Bullet Dodging Ninjas

| August 12, 2014

Words By Dominic Cansdale THE police have it out for those pesky computer literate criminals lurking in internet world where they hack the mainframe and do cray cray codes and stuff. But despite popular myths perpetuated by the historically incorrect ‘Matrix’ trilogy, hackers don’t dress in all black leather, practice expert martial arts or stop […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| August 9, 2014

Words by Ryan Grice DON’T fuck with the 1%, The new space race is over, China’s genius new baby plan, and The future of Studio Ghibli? A record was broken in America this week, though not in the conventional sense; 37 year-old Rudy Kurniawan has become the first person to ever go to jail for […]

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The Very Best/Worst of the Internet This Weekend

The Very Best/Worst of the Internet This Weekend

| August 4, 2014

Words By Dominic Cansdale AS I sit on my couch in a hungover state of intense proportions, the thought of writing a well-researched article feels about as likely as the prospect of Tony Abbott coming out of the closet. Remaining very still and regretting every decision and statement I had made the night before, conflicting […]

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Vanuatu Women In Brisbane To Speak On Climate Change

Vanuatu Women In Brisbane To Speak On Climate Change

| August 4, 2014

Words by Khwezi Nkwanyana OXFAM Australia and CARE International have teamed up to host a national speaking tour to discuss climate change and how Australia’s pacific neighbors are adapting to the issue. The tour features guests Shirley Laban and Mala Silas, two women who are confronting the climate change issues in Vanuatu. The impact of […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| August 2, 2014

Words by Ryan Grice DOGS get physical, Uganda takes a step forward but goes nowhere, Unnecessary death, Drugs to stop the drugs, and Science cats. Just weeks after Japan launched their new canine retirement home, a few fine American citizens in Virginia have decided it’s time to look after their dogs too with the introduction […]

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